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Paddle Out, Ride The Wave

Paddle Out, Ride The Wave

"I wish I could take all the thoughts out of you, rearrange them to be more beneficial and then give them back as your greatest gift. The crap you think about yourself and about other people - that inner chatter that is always in mean girl mode - it’s ruining...

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What The Heck Is Face Reading Anyway?

What The Heck Is Face Reading Anyway?

Face Reading. A piece of Chinese medicine, an art that was nearly lost until Lillian Pearl Bridges learned the ins and outs from her grandmother who gladly passed on her wisdom. Face reading, according to Lillian, face reading uses the shape of the facial features and...

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It’s time to give #treatyoself a makeover!

It’s time to give #treatyoself a makeover!

Rant Warning! Hashtags, they’re a thing. #treatyoself is an example of a hashtag that I think needs a makeover. What do I mean by a hashtag makeover? Right now, if you search the hashtag #treatyoself on Instagram, you see pictures upon pictures of donuts, cronuts,...

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The Time Is Now

The Time Is Now

Sitting here in this room alone, I think of the sun on my face and the lilac tree that sat beside me earlier. The magic of Rothenburg has struck again. Yesterday, upon arrival, I was caught up in the human energetics of the place and got lost in the talk, the noise,...

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Proprioceptive Writing Journey (and 100TH BLOG POST!!!!)

Proprioceptive Writing Journey (and 100TH BLOG POST!!!!)

100th?!? Is that possible? It is! In just over a year, I’ve been pouring out the words that are usually jumbled in my brain. Trying to clear some space up there and trying to rearrange those words so that they are helpful for you. This past month, I gave myself the...

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The Most Inspiring Week Of The Year

The Most Inspiring Week Of The Year

Tomorrow, I set out on my favorite week of the year for inspiration. Each year, usually in May, there is a conference for acupuncturists, herbalists, qi gong masters and the such from all over the world in a walled city in southern Germany, Rothenburg ob der Tauber....

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An Ode To Earth

An Ode To Earth

I won’t be another voice today telling you that plastic use needs to come down, our oceans need to be cleaned up and that we waste too much food. Today, I’m writing a love letter to the earth. An expression of gratefulness and awe for all that...

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Finding Myself In Finland, Part 2

Finding Myself In Finland, Part 2

Here comes the good news. I’ve been back for over a week now and while I’m still processing what happened, I am also busy looking for my next trip where I will be able to disconnect. There is this amazing thing that happens when what you see and hear is limited to...

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Finding Myself In Finland, Part 1

Finding Myself In Finland, Part 1

Here’s what I don’t want to do. I don’t want to tell you the whole story. I want to stick to the Instagram version where I was thrilled all day every day and never felt so great in my life. But, since my word of the year is Authenticity, I’m going to be brave and tell...

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One Minute Yogic Breathing Tool To Calm Your Anxiety

One Minute Yogic Breathing Tool To Calm Your Anxiety

The breath. The breath is your number one go-to tool for every ailment under the sun. You carry it around with you everywhere you go and it’s free. The only question is: how do you use it? And the answers could (and do) fill multiple books. The ancient art of...

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Using The Placebo Effect

Using The Placebo Effect

I get asked about the placebo effect a lot. In fact, in just over 9 months, I’ve been asked to write about it in my email newsletter twice. I had a patient a few weeks ago who came in barely walking with sciatic pain. After two treatments cleared the pain completely...

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What Has Your Pain Done For You Lately?

What Has Your Pain Done For You Lately?

It’s confession time. I live with chronic pain. I have not sought out a western medical diagnosis because I know that this pain is psychosomatic (which still means it’s real - just that there’s no physical reason for it). The chances that I would be diagnosed with...

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Bitch or Angel?

Bitch or Angel?

Recently, I was chatting with my husband about the fact that it is hard for me to find a balance between being direct and being soft. Then it came up again in conversation with my sister. It's easy for me to find the balance in the treatment room with patients. It's...

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Perspective For The Win. Right?!?!

Perspective For The Win. Right?!?!

Perspective for the win! Every time! Until…...   My father’s favorite one-liner is about a man who has no shoes. “I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.” This quote that most people know is meant to invoke a sense of perspective that allows...

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Untangling Your Health Story

Untangling Your Health Story

As a kid, I loved sitting down to untangle chain link necklaces. You know, the kind that you would tug at from one end and it wouldn’t unravel, it would just make the tangle more solid? I revelled in my ability to sit patiently and push on that tangle until I saw a...

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